Zero Division Provides Wireless Order Amid Carnage Using Boxx Atoms
Sky One’s new show Carnage, produced by Primal Media has stunned everyone this year with their vision of what a combination of high octane, post-apocalyptic atmosphere and epic car battles should look like.
The enormous extent of this project encompassed construction not only of the whole set of ‘gladiator like’ arenas or the desert race track, but also the infrastructure needed to facilitate everyone and everything within the scope of this high-end contemporary production. If that’s not impressive enough, this immense compound was built over 2 hours drive away from civilisation.
The show’s director Richard van’t Riet, who has more than three decades of experience working on such shows as “Stand Up To Cancer”, “A League of Their Own”, “BigHeads”, “Beat The Star”, “The Cube”, “The Voice”, “Deal or No Deal” needed to find a very reliable yet straightforward and versatile wireless video transmission solution to ensure the best prospect of success on the shoot. Looking at the list of challenges for the wireless element of the project and, having worked with a range of products by Boxx TV over the years, Richard decided to use a Boxx system again.
The extreme conditions of the South African desert, amplified by the interiors of the battle cars with no air conditioning meant that microwave links installed inside the vehicles needed to handle temperatures of at least 60 Celsius. Boxx Atom transmitters worked flawlessly throughout even the most protracted filming schedules. Small but essential touches such as the ability to regulate fan cooling speed allowed the Boxx Atom transmitters to deliver over and above what could reasonably be expected of any wireless system.
Zero Division, based in London UK, specialises in hiring and selling wireless video transmission solutions, as well as providing engineering and consulting services to optimise their client’s experience and outcome.